Evil Kit Plans socket mounting
pfperry at melbpc.org.au
Fri Jun 20 15:23:01 CEST 1997
supposing the actual boards with the components are mounted at right angles
to the front surface, that is perpendicular to the faceplate, then you could
have pcb mount pots and sockets on the edge of the board and use these to
hold the board to the front panel by putting nuts on them..... this would be
perfectly ok if the boards were small, say only 2 or 3 inches deep.....like
the construction sometimes used in cheap old mixers.
since the sockets are actually screwed to the front panel you can plug in as
often & as hard as you like, and there is no wiring to be done.....
the strangest modular system construction i saw was the *driscoll* which had
pcb material as the front panel, solder side inwards, with pots mounted on
the board with their legs bent back and soldered to traces on the
board....then there was a 15 or so pin socket mounted on the board, and the
actual electronics was on a little board that plugged into it.....cant give
more details because at the time i couldn't bear to look....
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